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It felt good to once again check out some high school hoops last night, as the 2019 L.C. Bird High School Summer League continued in Chesterfield County, Virginia. There’s a couple of different summer leagues occurring throughout the 804 for these next six weeks; I’m hoping to get a look at each one. I’ve had various individuals urge me to check out L.C. Bird’s hosted two-week event,...read more
Man, have I enjoyed covering high school hoops for the last several months. With the 2019 season officially coming to an end this weekend (3/9), I decided to put together a list of superlatives for the Richmond, VA area’s talent. Other members on the Phenom Hoops team plan to release features of their own respective regions as well; we’re titling this series, ‘Phenom’s Picks.’ Hope...read more
With the 2019 high school season in Virginia ending, I must say that I’ve observed some serious talent around the Richmond area in my first year as a scout/journalist. A bunch of players can undoubtedly get a bucket on their own, as well as filling up the stat sheet in several different ways. While scoring typically always catches most of the attention, I decided to construct a list of...read more
After watching Varina High School (Henrico, VA) easily walk away with a win in their own semifinals matchup against Prince George High School (Prince George, VA) in the previous game, the gym began to fill even more to check out the second game of the evening: the #6 seed Douglas Freeman Rebels (Henrico, VA) arrived to take on L.C. Bird High School, slotted as the #2 seed. With a lot of...read more
Colleges in Attendance: Richmond, William & Mary, Rhode Island, VMI, Hampton, and Randolph-Macon. I decided to open up this week by heading down to Chesterfield County, VA last night for a matchup between the L.C. Bird Skyhawks hosting the Monacan Chiefs. The two Chesterfield teams entered the Monday night contest with fairly similar records; Monacan had been 6-2, while...read more
North Carolina Jr. Phenon Camp Evaluations Team 6 Coach: Ryan Bernardi #43: 5’5 ’24 Caleb Jenkins (Sumter, SC) Starting things off, we look at a player that made a really strong impression with his two-way presence during camp, Caleb Jenkins. He’s a point guard prospect with great IQ, quickness, and the ability to make his teammates better. Jenkins is a willing passer with nice...read more